Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Jul 10, 2013 @ 23:30
My new brand, Phoenix Limited is about overcoming challenges and persevering through obstacles. The website is www.phoenixlimitedclothing.com 
Twitter: @pltdclothing
Instagram: pltdclothing
Facebook: Phoenix Limited
Lookbook: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98447028@N06/

Please help me out and like and follow my brand! I need help marketing so if anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it
Presentation of your brand on the site / lookbook needs a lot more work. Some product shots of just the shirts are a MUST, it looks more professional that way so id suggest you do that. The lookbook looks horrible, i wouldnt even call it a lookbook. Id suggest you take a look at other brands lookbooks so you can get an idea of how to actually do one. Also your designs dont reflect any of what your about, something i keep saying in a lot of these brands so like i said if you cant design things that really represent what your brand is about then hire a graphic designer that can or just get better on your designing. Some of the best designs are the simplest.

I do like the fact that " a percentage of proceeds to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention," but you must adress this more, how much percent? How do we know that it does?  This is very crucial to go over if youre serious about your brand.
What am i missing with the lookbook? and thanks for the feedback

www.phoenixlimitedclothing.com

Jul 11, 2013 @ 02:53
Catch the All-New 6 & custom 7 Panel this Friday 7/12.
www.foregroundclothing.com


Foreground® - Rise Independently. www.foregroundofficial.com

Jul 11, 2013 @ 09:02
Just released our new Duzi Striped Jersey Tee 


http://duzidesign.com/ 



First release go check it out 
updated link ?
Sold out on these, No updated links for now b , me & the team have taken a bit of a hiatus to work on and perfect our handmade bags,  sweatshirts etc.
The new line will be previewed August under a new name , Keep a look out for our new collection

systemusa.co

Jul 11, 2013 @ 10:14
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Jul 11, 2013 @ 14:59
Catch the All-New 6 & custom 7 Panel this Friday 7/12.
www.foregroundclothing.com

like the use of material and color on the 7 panel nice job!

Justin Holmander (owner & designer schoolzonehats.com) @schoolzonehats, @justschoolit

Jul 11, 2013 @ 15:04
Our newest hat: American Woman snapback. Appreciate any feedback on this product/brand
http://schoolzonehats.com/

http://schoolzonehats.com/products/american-woman

Justin Holmander (owner & designer schoolzonehats.com) @schoolzonehats, @justschoolit

Jul 11, 2013 @ 23:17


New products available on our online store http://urbanflavor.bigcartel.com/ 
Check out our website for more photos http://urbanflavorla.tumblr.com/

ONLINE STORE http://urbanflavor.bigcartel.com/ WEBSITE http://urbanflavorla.tumblr.com/

Jul 12, 2013 @ 02:57
^^I ain't even mad at this, I like it! 

"I keep myself so lifted I'm accustom to new heights."

Jul 12, 2013 @ 03:00


Rest of the lookbook

http://theundg.net/Collection.html 


Everything drops monday
Jul 12, 2013 @ 03:51
Starting my own brand soon. Do you guys use local printers, and do they let you customize the inside tag? And what blanks does supreme use?
Jul 12, 2013 @ 04:37


New products available on our online store http://urbanflavor.bigcartel.com/ 
Check out our website for more photos http://urbanflavorla.tumblr.com/
It really makes me mad when "brands" do the whole black/white with their products in color thing. Like cool, man. You've proven to me you can do what every other shit head with a camera and torrented copy of photoshop can do. Show me something I haven't seen. 
Jul 12, 2013 @ 04:39
Starting my own brand soon. Do you guys use local printers, and do they let you customize the inside tag? And what blanks does supreme use?
If you have to ask these questions, (and if you actually think this is place people want to answer them) then you probably shouldn't start a clothing company. 

(You should use CustomInk, and Supreme prints on Gildan.) 
Jul 12, 2013 @ 06:05
Starting my own brand soon. Do you guys use local printers, and do they let you customize the inside tag? And what blanks does supreme use?
If you have to ask these questions, (and if you actually think this is place people want to answer them) then you probably shouldn't start a clothing company. 

(You should use CustomInk, and Supreme prints on Gildan.) 
The thread is called starting a new line/brand, where else would I ask this?
Thanks for being a faggot though and giving me terrible answers. I'm starting a brand because I have more connections and a bigger following than you'll ever have, so please don't tell me I can't start one.
Jul 12, 2013 @ 09:07
Starting my own brand soon. Do you guys use local printers, and do they let you customize the inside tag? And what blanks does supreme use?
Yes, local printers are the best unless they suck, but try and find a really good one thats done a variety of different prints. If not try a city near you (you can go to google type in your city then screen printers like "Los Angeles screen printers" a few should come up) and yes you design the tags and they print them for you. ( its usually a little more but worth it)
 
Pretty sure Supreme uses Hanes, but if anything go with Alstyle. Not sure on the pricing of Hanes blanks.

http://instagram.com/strictlystreet https://twitter.com/strictlyxstreet

Jul 12, 2013 @ 19:06
so what are some of your favorite blanks?

whoever down voting my shit is a fucking faggot that's jealous of everything about my life- Ronn_eL

Jul 12, 2013 @ 19:08
also, do all brands react the same to different forms of printing?
or do they all react the same(neutral)

whoever down voting my shit is a fucking faggot that's jealous of everything about my life- Ronn_eL

Jul 12, 2013 @ 23:59
Starting my own brand soon. Do you guys use local printers, and do they let you customize the inside tag? And what blanks does supreme use?
If you have to ask these questions, (and if you actually think this is place people want to answer them) then you probably shouldn't start a clothing company. 

(You should use CustomInk, and Supreme prints on Gildan.) 
The thread is called starting a new line/brand, where else would I ask this?
Thanks for being a faggot though and giving me terrible answers. I'm starting a brand because I have more connections and a bigger following than you'll ever have, so please don't tell me I can't start one.
why were those terrible answers, he answered your questions and made you realize that not everyone is going to be willing to help you. Its a rough industry, no ones going to hold your hand.

Feeling like Bishop from Juice

Jul 13, 2013 @ 00:24


New products available on our online store http://urbanflavor.bigcartel.com/ 
Check out our website for more photos http://urbanflavorla.tumblr.com/
In my opinion your product shots are lack luster and the lighting is terrible. In terms of the other photos (the ones not of the people just standing) I don't really dig it because I can't really see any of the product completely except for the face mask lookin thing. The main thing my eyes went to was those Waldo lookin socks. I'd go round two with this photo shoot cause it just seems a little lack luster.
Jul 13, 2013 @ 01:13
Random question but can I get moulds of shoe soles ? particularly from Nike 
Jul 13, 2013 @ 03:33
Originally posted by Inactive User
also, do all brands react the same to different forms of printing?
or do they all react the same(neutral)
Depends what the product is made out of, and what type of inks and printing method is used. 
Digital prints are usually done on cotton, or light cotton blends.
Screen printing can print on anything flat, with different inks for different material.

If you buy cotton t's you won't have any issues, always ask your printer for a sample though so you can feel and wash the print, it's a little more time consuming but worth it in the long run.
Jul 13, 2013 @ 03:42
Starting my own brand soon. Do you guys use local printers, and do they let you customize the inside tag? And what blanks does supreme use?
If you have to ask these questions, (and if you actually think this is place people want to answer them) then you probably shouldn't start a clothing company. 

(You should use CustomInk, and Supreme prints on Gildan.) 
The thread is called starting a new line/brand, where else would I ask this?
Thanks for being a faggot though and giving me terrible answers. I'm starting a brand because I have more connections and a bigger following than you'll ever have, so please don't tell me I can't start one.
Anybody can put some fucking ink on some cotton, doesn't mean you necessarily own a brand. If you think this thread is a resource for hard working people to tell you a formula to make money quick then you're dead wrong. This is where people who have already done the leg work come to show off their projects and presumably get constructive feedback on it.

The only reason you have a 'following' is because theres 95 thousand dickriders out there who think you're something that you're not.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Jul 13, 2013 @ 03:45
And for all the dipshits out there who think Supreme is printed on hanes/gildan/alstyle etc. they're cut and sew blanks so you won't find any blanks out there with comparable quality.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Jul 13, 2013 @ 05:41
I posted a while back, and though I'm happy with the response I've received thus far, I'd like to see if anyone else has feedback or suggestions on what I can do to improve. 

http://www.themstrplan.com/

Thanks.
-MSTRMIND

Trust The MSTRPLAN | www.themstrplan.com /// Trust MSTRMIND | www.mstrmind.com

Jul 13, 2013 @ 05:48
^^I ain't even mad at this, I like it! 
Thanks a lot man.

ONLINE STORE http://urbanflavor.bigcartel.com/ WEBSITE http://urbanflavorla.tumblr.com/

Jul 13, 2013 @ 06:15


New products available on our online store http://urbanflavor.bigcartel.com/ 
Check out our website for more photos http://urbanflavorla.tumblr.com/
In my opinion your product shots are lack luster and the lighting is terrible. In terms of the other photos (the ones not of the people just standing) I don't really dig it because I can't really see any of the product completely except for the face mask lookin thing. The main thing my eyes went to was those Waldo lookin socks. I'd go round two with this photo shoot cause it just seems a little lack luster.
I actually agree with the lighting issue, it's okay with the hoodie shots, but I didn't realize how dark the other ones were until I saw them side-by-side. There are more photos from the cereal shoot on the website that show the shirts better, but I do see your point. Next time I'll tell the cameraman to focus more on the shirts.

Thanks for the criticism, we are always looking to improve and this helps.

ONLINE STORE http://urbanflavor.bigcartel.com/ WEBSITE http://urbanflavorla.tumblr.com/

Jul 13, 2013 @ 15:09
The ALL-NEW 6 & 7-PANEL Snapbacks now available.

Visit us today www.foregroundclothing.com


Foreground® - Rise Independently. www.foregroundofficial.com

Jul 13, 2013 @ 22:48
www.phoenixlimitedclothing.com
I have a new website and some new stuff. Check the fall lookbook on the site for one of the more popular shirts(Invalid img)

www.phoenixlimitedclothing.com

Inactive User

Jul 14, 2013 @ 01:43


Been lagging on our products, here's a few new releases.
Jul 14, 2013 @ 04:30
Since this thread has turned into the "fuck your brand' or "that shit is terrible" section of the forum on Hypebeast, I'm going to offer my two cents on "Starting Your Brand".

1. Many people say no one will hold your hand.
     That shit is simply untrue. Nobody will baby you, of course, but many people are willing and able to explain the process to you. Go to any brick and mortar and ask questions and be cool about it. Find out who your base is by checking out the scene you're influenced by. Engaging with your community is the single best way to start your brand. Learn what they do, eat, and talk about. It's a strong hand hold because you get info direct from the source. If your community likes your shit, there is absolutely no need to post it on HB.

2. RESEARCH and LEARN
    Half of the dudes on here won't give you a straight answer because they are also trying to start a brand. So this is probably not the best place to receive "constructive" criticism. It's ok though because with luck they'll be wearing your shit in a few years;) This is why researching is the single best way to get "lucky". There is an old saying "luck favors the prepared". If you have everything ready (business plan, strategy, pieces, etc.) before you strike gold your brand is...well...golden! And by everything I mean from the mission down to the customer service. It doesn't matter if you have 15 followers or 500. The experience of your brand should always remain the same.

FINALLY!

3. BE UNIQUE
    I know it's a given but almost ALL streetwear brands offer the same pieces, and in the same order, which by definition is NOT unique. Don't be afraid to offer something different. Is there a piece that people in your community want that they don't have? Is there something in their wardrobe that is lacking? Find OUT!! So many people say things like "I wish I had some socks that had blah blah blah" or something to that affect. WRITE THAT SHIT DOWN!! You may be able to make that unique piece! Making a unique piece can garner more attention than a regular t-shirt. Honestly the t-shirt is a boring piece. If your 180'd it and did a cut and sew project first that would add value to your brand. So shoot for the sky and be creative! 

I have a longer piece that illustrates this more clearly here. If you feel the need to hit me up and get some more info on how to build your brand in a constructive manner hit me up! And fuck everybody who wants to hate because all I want to do is help. CHEERS!

I create ish - http://www.ReggieLimited.com

Jul 14, 2013 @ 19:30
Since this thread has turned into the "fuck your brand' or "that shit is terrible" section of the forum on Hypebeast, I'm going to offer my two cents on "Starting Your Brand".

1. Many people say no one will hold your hand.
     That shit is simply untrue. Nobody will baby you, of course, but many people are willing and able to explain the process to you. Go to any brick and mortar and ask questions and be cool about it. Find out who your base is by checking out the scene you're influenced by. Engaging with your community is the single best way to start your brand. Learn what they do, eat, and talk about. It's a strong hand hold because you get info direct from the source. If your community likes your shit, there is absolutely no need to post it on HB.

2. RESEARCH and LEARN
    Half of the dudes on here won't give you a straight answer because they are also trying to start a brand. So this is probably not the best place to receive "constructive" criticism. It's ok though because with luck they'll be wearing your shit in a few years;) This is why researching is the single best way to get "lucky". There is an old saying "luck favors the prepared". If you have everything ready (business plan, strategy, pieces, etc.) before you strike gold your brand is...well...golden! And by everything I mean from the mission down to the customer service. It doesn't matter if you have 15 followers or 500. The experience of your brand should always remain the same.

FINALLY!

3. BE UNIQUE
    I know it's a given but almost ALL streetwear brands offer the same pieces, and in the same order, which by definition is NOT unique. Don't be afraid to offer something different. Is there a piece that people in your community want that they don't have? Is there something in their wardrobe that is lacking? Find OUT!! So many people say things like "I wish I had some socks that had blah blah blah" or something to that affect. WRITE THAT SHIT DOWN!! You may be able to make that unique piece! Making a unique piece can garner more attention than a regular t-shirt. Honestly the t-shirt is a boring piece. If your 180'd it and did a cut and sew project first that would add value to your brand. So shoot for the sky and be creative! 

I have a longer piece that illustrates this more clearly here. If you feel the need to hit me up and get some more info on how to build your brand in a constructive manner hit me up! And fuck everybody who wants to hate because all I want to do is help. CHEERS!
Real Talk! 

FAR too many Pyrex/Black Scale copycats in here. People dont want that shit, people want something new. Notice how nobody does accessories or outwear because its too hard and they dont want to put in the time?
 
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